NIST Hosts Forensic Handwriting Analysis Conference

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is offering a conference on forensic handwriting analysis for forensic science professionals. The events will be free to attend and viewable via live webcasts.

The Measurement Science and Standards in Forensic Handwriting Analysis Conference will take place on June 4-5, 2013 at NIST headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The purpose of this free conference is to enhance the current state of forensic handwriting analysis through the use of advancements in measurement science and the latest research investments in quantitative analysis capabilities. NIST is coordinating the event in collaboration with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences – Questioned Document Section, the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners, the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, the FBI Laboratory, the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice, and the Scientific Working Group for Forensic Document Examination.

The objectives of the conference are:

  • Discuss the current state of handwriting examination techniques and limitations
  • Discuss research advancements supporting quantitative measurements in handwriting examinations
  • Develop a roadmap to incorporate quantitative measurement techniques in analysis procedures
  • Document the potential barriers to achieving the future state of quantitative analysis

The conference at the NIST campus is open to registered attendees. Registration for the free webcast of the event is not required, unless you wish to receive a webcast reminder and notifications of future Forensics@NIST activities.

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